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Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association
RAMADAAN 1436 A.H.
Virtues and Events of the Month:
Ramadaan is the ninth (9th) month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar and is derived from the Arabic word
'Ramadha' which means "Intense Heat". The possible number of reasons defining the acquisition of the
name "RAMADAAN" are established below:-
1. When the Islamic months were enforced the month of fasting coincided with the summer
months of intense heat.
2. The second reason which has been mentioned is that due to fasting the temperature within the
stomach increases. Again the element of heat is a factor behind the actual naming of Ramadaan.
3. It has also been said that Ramadhaa is one of the names of Allah Ta'aalaa. If that is the case
then the month has acquired the name due to the fact that Allah Ta'aalaa burns away
accumulated sins and eliminates them from the list of unlawful deeds. Once again burning sins
connotes HEAT. However, it should be acknowledged that this reasoning is not wholly
Ahadeeth regarding Ramadaan:-
Hadhrat Salmaan (R.A.) reported that on the last day of Sha'baan the Messenger of Allah Ta'aalaa
addressed the followers and said " Oh people, there comes before you now a great month, a most
blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue that 1,000 months (LILATUL QADR).
It is a month in which each day should be observed by fasting, this has been made obligatory by
the Almighty Allah.
Great events that took place in Ramadan:-
1) Hadhrat Hasan (R.A.), the grandson of the Holy Prophet (uwbp) was born in this month on the 15th of
Ramadaan, three (3) years after Hijrah.
2) On the 27th night of Ramadaan the Qur'an was revealed from the "Lauhe Mahfooz" (on the seventh sky)
to the first of the skies.
3) The first Battle in the Islamic History, "BATTLE OF BADR" took place on the 17th of Ramadaan
4) Victory of Makkah took place in the year 8 A.H, entering Makkah on the 20th. of Ramadaan.
Matrimonies within Ramadaan:-
1) Hadhrat Sawdah (R.A) was married in this Holy month in the year 10 A.H. to the Holy Prophet (uwbp)
2) Hadhrat Zainab Bint Khuzaima's (R.A.) marriage to the Holy. Prophet (uwbp) took place in Ramadan 3 A.H.
Deaths in Ramadan:-
1) Amongst the daughters of the Holy Prophet , (uwbp) Hadhrat Ruqayyah (R.A) passed away at the young
of 23 years in 2 A.H, when the Prophet (uwbp) was engaged in the "Battle of Badr".
2) Amongst the wives of the Holy Prophet (uwbp) Hadhrat Khadijah (R.A) departed from this world on the
11th of Ramadan 10A.H. after the Prophet (uwbp) acquired prophecy.
3) Hadrat Fatimah (R.A) took leave from the world on Tuesday 3rd Ramadan 11 A.H. (6 months after the
Prophet (uwbp) death, she was then 29 years old.)
4) Hadrat Abbas (R.A.) the Holy Prophet (uwbp) uncle passed away on Friday 12th Ramadan 32 A.H. at the
at the age of 88 years.
5) Hadhrat Ali (R.A.) the Prophet (uwbp) son-in-law departed from this world on Friday 27th Ramadan
40 A.H. at the age of 57 years.
6) Hadhrat Ali (R.A.) met martydom on 21st of Ramadan 40 A.H.
7) Hadhrat Saffiyah (R.A.) took leave from this world in 50 A.H. at the age of 60 years.
8) Hadhrat Aa'ishah (R.A.) was 65 years old when she departed this world in the year 58 A.H.
New Moon for the month of Ramadaan 1436 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to confirm that the new moon of the Holy
Month of Ramadaan was sighted on Wednesday, June 17th. 2015.
Accordingly, the first (1st.) day of the blessed month of Ramadaan commenced on June 17th after sunset
and was followed by the Taraweeh Salaat. This date corresponds to Thursday, June 18th 2015 in the English
calendar and marks the start of Fasting for the Holy Month of Ramadaan.
The ASJA and the Moon Sighting Committee takes this opportunity to extend to the Muslim Community
"RAMADAAN MUBARAK" and wishes all Allah's blessings and a successful month of fasting.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman, Moon Sighting Committee (ASJA).
Injured national senior men s hock-
ey team standout and most capped
player, Kwandwane Browne will serve
as an assistant coach to Glen Francis
for next month s Pan American Games
in Toronto, Canada.
Browne was expected to spear-head
the 29th world ranked T&T s "Calypso
Stickmen" campaign in Pool A against
Argentina, Cuba and USA, but his
Olympic Games hopes and T&T
chances took a major blow earlier this
month when he sustained a torn achilles
tendon left leg injury, which forced the
18-year national team veteran, with
over 300 appearances to his name, out
of the tournament in Canada.
However, having completed his sur-
gery and started his recovery---which
will take between six and nine months---
Browne, the current England Under-
21 assistant coach and coach for Nation-
al League Premier Division s Canterbury,
was selected as part of the T&T tech-
nical staff for the upcoming event.
A former Queen s Royal College stu-
dent, Browne had hinted at the Pan
American Games tournament being his
last international for T&T as a player,
but he may now instead be starting off
a new chapter in his career as part of
the national coaching set-up.
Having represented T&T at four
Commonwealth Games as well as four
Pan American Games and three Pan
American Cup, Browne, who in 2012/13
won the award for England Hockey
High Performance Coach of the Season
had his last competitive outing for T&T
at the FIH World League Round Two
qualifiers in San Diego, California in
According to national team admin-
istrator, Cindy Martin-Faustin, Browne
is a very good motivational person and
will be an asset to the technical team
and also the players.
With regards to the team s prepara-
tions Martin-Faustin noted that the
road has not been an easy one for the
team with the turf at the National
Hockey Centre, Tacarigua only being
available for training in May 2015.
She added, "For a team preparing
for an international tournament that
was a severe blow but the squad per-
"It s difficult when you are expected
to play as a professional and your coun-
try demands medals but yet your facil-
ities and treatment are not on par. It s
very hard to motivate and inspire players
after an eight hour day s work, but I
must commend all the players for the
dedication they have shown to this
As a precautionary measure, Mar-
tin-Faustin said that all the players
selected for the Pan Am Games have
been banned from representing their
clubs in the T&T Hockey Board League
in order to minimise and protect them
from any injuries.
She explained "We have to preserve
the players for the rigorous days on
tour and the toll this takes on their
bodies, also taking into consideration
rest and recovery. We need them to be
at their peak by the tournament and
not before it s all part of the coach s
Prior to competing at the Pan Amer-
ican Games, the "Calypso Stickmen"
will depart for Mexico next week (June
24) for a tri-nation series involving
Cuba and the host.
However, with Australian-based duo,
Akim Toussaint and Stefan Mouttet as
well as Aidan De Gannes unavailable
for the tournament, the trio of Lyndell
Byer, Teague Marcano and Jordan Vieira
will travel to Mexico with the team,
but return home once the tri-nation
series is completed and no first choice
USA's Alex Cunningham, centre, is sandwiched between T&T duo, Tariq Marcano,
and Jordan Reynos during their FIH World League Round Two encounter in San
Diego, California on March 1. USA won 7-1.
player picks up an injury.
On July 1, the T&T squad is set
to arrive in Toronto for a pre-camp
before heading to the Games Vil-
lage on July 9, ahead of the start
of competition from July 15 - 25.
At the Games, national goal-
keeper Andrey Rocke, is set to
mark his 100th international
appearance for T&T and Martin-
Faustin, on behalf of the local fed-
eration, congratulates him for his
Browne changes role due to injury
Stefan Mouttet, Akim Toussaint, Dillet Gilkes, Aidan De Gannes,
Ishmael Campbell, Darren Cowie, Shaquille Daniel, Solomon Eccles,
Kristien Emmanuel, Tariq Marcano, Che Modeste, Kiel Murray,
Mickell Pierre, Jordan Reynos, Andrey Rocke, Christopher Scipio.
Reserves: Lyndell Byer, Teague Marcano, Jordan Vieira.
Technical staff: Glenn "Fido" Francis (coach), Kwandwane
Browne (assistant coach), Kirth Davis (manager), Nicholas
T&T MEN PAN AM GAMES HOCKEY SQUAD
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